“Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” unveiled the wackiest group routine in the ABC show’s history on Tuesday night, a parody of the now-famous video Gangnam Style by South Korean rapper Psy.
The hilarious routine had to be seen to be believed, but backstage after the show, the stars and their partners tried to describe it to reporters.
“I’m telling you, it was a real hot mess!” Emmitt Smith’s pro Cheryl Burke laughed about the freestyle. “We were still making changes ten minutes before [show time]. Whatever. As long as we bring a smile to people’s faces!”
Or bust people’s bladders! Judge Bruno Tonioli joked that he wet himself after watching the dance, which featured four of the All-Stars and their partners—Emmitt and Cheryl, Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy, and Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd.
Watch the Team Dance: Gangnam Style
The ladies wore black wigs and colorful suits to pay homage to the character in the Gangnam Style video, but beyond that, you could call it anything goes!
Cheryl told xfinityTV exclusively, “We wanted to go with what the video was like but also we wanted to make it our own, add our own steps to it. Emmitt and I were supposed to be in the carousel scene. If you noticed, we had that little carousel horse behind us. I think it was one of the best times I had on the show, being able to just let loose and do something different.”
No one minded the chaos. French actor Gilles said, “The group dance came together at the very last minute, right before the show.” His partner Peta added, “I changed steps on Gilles just today.”
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Kirstie confided, “For me, it was a godsend because it made everybody lighten up. Everybody got happy. I’d do that all day and all night.”
With her partner Val by her side, Kelly agreed, telling the media, “It was liberating to sort of go wild.” Val said, “no one thought about the scores for the group dance at all. It was such a relief to just dance and not worry about what the judges think, or their feedback, or their scores.”
For the record, though, the Gangnam gang got just 27 points for their freestyle, while the Monday night Team DWTS received 29.5 for their Call Me Maybe cheerleader-themed effort. But after the shows, there was only one dance everyone was talking about!